How to set the ASP Locale ID per the browser's language settings

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SUMMARY

When you create an Active Server Pages (ASP) application that multiple internation sites access, it is beneficial to modify the Locale settings so that the VBScript Date, Time, Currency, and so forth formats return the correct format for the location of the user.

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The following subroutine dynamically sets the Locale ID for the ASP application (Session.LCID) according to the Language settings supplied by the user's browser:
<SCRIPT Runat=Server Language=VBScript>
Sub SetLCID()
  Dim strAcceptLanguage
  Dim strLCID
  Dim strPos
  
  strAcceptLanguage = Request.ServerVariables("HTTP_ACCEPT_LANGUAGE")

  strPos = InStr(1, strAcceptLanguage, ",")
  If strPos > 0 Then
    strAcceptLanguage = Left(strAcceptLanguage, strPos - 1)
  End If
   
  Select Case LCase(strAcceptLanguage)
    Case "af"
      strLCID = 1078  ' Afrikaans 
    Case "sq"
      strLCID = 1052  ' Albanian 
    Case "ar-sa"
      strLCID = 1025  ' Arabic(Saudi Arabia) 
    Case "ar-iq"
      strLCID = 2049  ' Arabic(Iraq) 
    Case "ar-eg"
      strLCID = 3073  ' Arabic(Egypt) 
    Case "ar-ly"
      strLCID = 4097  ' Arabic(Libya) 
    Case "ar-dz"
      strLCID = 5121  ' Arabic(Algeria) 
    Case "ar-ma"
      strLCID = 6145  ' Arabic(Morocco) 
    Case "ar-tn"
      strLCID = 7169  ' Arabic(Tunisia) 
    Case "ar-om"
      strLCID = 8193  ' Arabic(Oman) 
    Case "ar-ye"
      strLCID = 9217  ' Arabic(Yemen) 
    Case "ar-sy"
      strLCID = 10241 ' Arabic(Syria) 
    Case "ar-jo"
      strLCID = 11265 ' Arabic(Jordan) 
    Case "ar-lb"
      strLCID = 12289 ' Arabic(Lebanon) 
    Case "ar-kw"
      strLCID = 13313 ' Arabic(Kuwait) 
    Case "ar-ae"
      strLCID = 14337 ' Arabic(U.A.E.) 
    Case "ar-bh"
      strLCID = 15361 ' Arabic(Bahrain) 
    Case "ar-qa"
      strLCID = 16385 ' Arabic(Qatar) 
    Case "eu"
      strLCID = 1069  ' Basque 
    Case "bg"
      strLCID = 1026  ' Bulgarian 
    Case "be"
      strLCID = 1059  ' Belarusian 
    Case "ca"
      strLCID = 1027  ' Catalan 
    Case "zh-tw"
      strLCID = 1028  ' Chinese(Taiwan) 
    Case "zh-cn"
      strLCID = 2052  ' Chinese(PRC) 
    Case "zh-hk"
      strLCID = 3076  ' Chinese(Hong Kong) 
    Case "zh-sg"
      strLCID = 4100  ' Chinese(Singapore) 
    Case "hr"
      strLCID = 1050  ' Croatian 
    Case "cs"
      strLCID = 1029  ' Czech 
    Case "da"
      strLCID = 1030  ' Danish 
    Case "nl"
      strLCID = 1043  ' Dutch(Standard) 
    Case "nl-be"
      strLCID = 2067  ' Dutch(Belgian) 
    Case "en"
      strLCID = 9     ' English 
    Case "en-us"
      strLCID = 1033  ' English(United States) 
    Case "en-gb"
      strLCID = 2057  ' English(British) 
    Case "en-au"
      strLCID = 3081  ' English(Australian) 
    Case "en-ca"
      strLCID = 4105  ' English(Canadian) 
    Case "en-nz"
      strLCID = 5129  ' English(New Zealand) 
    Case "en-ie"
      strLCID = 6153  ' English(Ireland) 
    Case "en-za"
      strLCID = 7177  ' English(South Africa) 
    Case "en-jm"
      strLCID = 8201  ' English(Jamaica) 
     Case "en-ca"
      strLCID = 9225  &apos; English(Caribbean)"?> 
    Case "en-bz"
      strLCID = 10249 ' English(Belize) 
    Case "en-tt"
      strLCID = 11273 ' English(Trinidad) 
    Case "et"
      strLCID = 1061  ' Estonian 
    Case "fo"
      strLCID = 1080  ' Faeroese 
    Case "fa"
      strLCID = 1065  ' Farsi 
    Case "fi"
      strLCID = 1035  ' Finnish 
    Case "fr"
      strLCID = 1036  ' French(Standard) 
    Case "fr-be"
      strLCID = 2060  ' French(Belgian) 
    Case "fr-ca"
      strLCID = 3084  ' French(Canadian) 
    Case "fr-ch"
      strLCID = 4108  ' French(Swiss) 
    Case "fr-lu"
      strLCID = 5132  ' French(Luxembourg) 
    Case "mk"
      strLCID = 1071  ' Macedonian (FYROM) 
    Case "gd"
      strLCID = 1084  ' Gaelic(Scots) 
    Case "de"
      strLCID = 1031  ' German(Standard) 
    Case "de-ch"
      strLCID = 2055  ' German(Swiss) 
    Case "de-at"
      strLCID = 3079  ' German(Austrian) 
    Case "de-lu"
      strLCID = 4103  ' German(Luxembourg) 
    Case "de-li"
      strLCID = 5127  ' German(Liechtenstein) 
    Case "el"
      strLCID = 1032  ' Greek 
    Case "he"
      strLCID = 1037  ' Hebrew 
    Case "hi"
      strLCID = 1081  ' Hindi 
    Case "hu"
      strLCID = 1038  ' Hungarian 
    Case "is"
      strLCID = 1039  ' Icelandic 
    Case "in"
      strLCID = 1057  ' Indonesian 
    Case "it"
      strLCID = 1040  ' Italian(Standard) 
    Case "it-ch"
      strLCID = 2064  ' Italian(Swiss) 
    Case "ja"
      strLCID = 1041  ' Japanese 
    Case "ko"
      strLCID = 1042  ' Korean 
    Case "ko"
      strLCID = 2066  ' Korean(Johab) 
    Case "lv"
      strLCID = 1062  ' Latvian 
    Case "lt"
      strLCID = 1063  ' Lithuanian 
    Case "ms"
      strLCID = 1086  ' Malaysian 
    Case "mt"
      strLCID = 1082  ' Maltese 
    Case "no"
      strLCID = 1044  ' Norwegian(Bokmal) 
    Case "no"
      strLCID = 2068  ' Norwegian(Nynorsk) 
    Case "pl"
      strLCID = 1045  ' Polish 
    Case "pt-br"
      strLCID = 1046  ' Portuguese(Brazil) 
    Case "pt"
      strLCID = 2070  ' Portuguese(Portugal) 
    Case "rm"
      strLCID = 1047  ' Rhaeto-Romanic 
    Case "ro"
      strLCID = 1048  ' Romanian 
    Case "ro-mo"
      strLCID = 2072  ' Romanian(Moldavia) 
    Case "ru"
      strLCID = 1049  ' Russian 
    Case "ru-mo"
      strLCID = 2073  ' Russian(Moldavia) 
    Case "sz"
      strLCID = 1083  ' Sami(Lappish) 
    Case "sr"
      strLCID = 3098  ' Serbian(Cyrillic) 
    Case "sr"
      strLCID = 2074  ' Serbian(Latin) 
    Case "sk"
      strLCID = 1051  ' Slovak 
    Case "sl"
      strLCID = 1060  ' Slovenian 
    Case "sb"
      strLCID = 1070  ' Sorbian 
    Case "es"
      strLCID = 1034  ' Spanish(Spain - Traditional Sort) 
    Case "es-mx"
      strLCID = 2058  ' Spanish(Mexican) 
    Case "es-gt"
      strLCID = 4106  ' Spanish(Guatemala) 
    Case "es-cr"
      strLCID = 5130  ' Spanish(Costa Rica) 
    Case "es-pa"
      strLCID = 6154  ' Spanish(Panama) 
    Case "es-do"
      strLCID = 7178  ' Spanish(Dominican Republic) 
    Case "es-ve"
      strLCID = 8202  ' Spanish(Venezuela) 
    Case "es-co"
      strLCID = 9226  ' Spanish(Colombia) 
    Case "es-pe"
      strLCID = 10250 ' Spanish(Peru) 
    Case "es-ar"
      strLCID = 11274 ' Spanish(Argentina) 
    Case "es-ec"
      strLCID = 12298 ' Spanish(Ecuador) 
    Case "es-c"
      strLCID = 13322 ' Spanish(Chile) 
    Case "es-uy"
      strLCID = 14346 ' Spanish(Uruguay) 
    Case "es-py"
      strLCID = 15370 ' Spanish(Paraguay) 
    Case "es-bo"
      strLCID = 16394 ' Spanish(Bolivia) 
    Case "es-sv"
      strLCID = 17418 ' Spanish(El Salvador) 
    Case "es-hn"
      strLCID = 18442 ' Spanish(Honduras) 
    Case "es-ni"
      strLCID = 19466 ' Spanish(Nicaragua) 
    Case "es-pr"
      strLCID = 20490 ' Spanish(Puerto Rico) 
    Case "sx"
      strLCID = 1072  ' Sutu 
    Case "sv"
      strLCID = 1053  ' Swedish 
    Case "sv-fi"
      strLCID = 2077  ' Swedish(Finland) 
    Case "th"
      strLCID = 1054  ' Thai 
    Case "ts"
      strLCID = 1073  ' Tsonga 
    Case "tn"
      strLCID = 1074  ' Tswana 
    Case "tr"
      strLCID = 1055  ' Turkish 
    Case "uk"
      strLCID = 1058  ' Ukrainian 
    Case "ur"
      strLCID = 1056  ' Urdu 
    Case "ve"
      strLCID = 1075  ' Venda 
    Case "vi"
      strLCID = 1066  ' Vietnamese 
    Case "xh"
      strLCID = 1076  ' Xhosa 
    Case "ji"
      strLCID = 1085  ' Yiddish 
    Case "zu"
      strLCID = 1077  ' Zulu 
    Case Else
      strLCID = 2048  ' default
  End Select 

  Session.LCID = strLCID
End Sub
</SCRIPT>
				

Sample ASP Page

The following sample code may be used to demonstrate the Locale changes. To demonstrate the changes, create an ASP page with the following code and view it in the browser. In the Internet Options (or Preferences) section, modify your Languages settings and refresh the ASP page.

NOTE: The SetLCID() code sample was placed in an include file called setlcid.inc.
<%@ Language=VBScript %>
<HTML>
<BODY>

<!--#include file=setlcid.inc -->

<%
SetLCID   'Set the Locale ID per the browser

Response.Write "Date/Time Formats"
Response.Write "<p>Date = " & Date()
Response.Write "<br>Month = " & Month(Date())
Response.Write "<br>Day = " & Day(Date())
Response.Write "<br>Year = " & Year(Date())
Response.Write "<br>Time = " & Time()

Response.Write "<p>Currency Formats"
Response.Write "<p>" & FormatCurrency(1.05, 2)
Response.Write "<br>" & FormatNumber(1000000,2)
Response.Write "<br>" & FormatNumber(-1000000,2)

%>
</BODY>
</HTML>
				

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Article ID: 229690 - Last Review: April 29, 2005 - Revision: 6.3
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Active Server Pages 4.0
  • Microsoft Internet Information Server 4.0
  • Microsoft Internet Information Services 5.0
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